Careers for Anthropology Program Graduates

Common job titles

  • Anthropologist
  • Archivist
  • Curator
  • Economist
  • Geographer
  • Historian
  • Psychologist
  • Sociologist
  • Survey researcher

Job outlook data

Anthropologists and archeologists held around 8,000 jobs in 2014, the last year for which data
are available. Employment of anthropologists and archeologists is projected to grow 4 percent
from 2014 to 2024. These workers study human life, history and culture, and apply that
knowledge to current issues.

Corporations use anthropological research to gain a better understanding of consumer demand
within specific cultures or social groups. Anthropologists and archeologists also analyze
markets, allowing businesses to serve their clients better or to target new customers or
demographic groups.

Where can I work with this major?

The largest employers of anthropologists and archaeologists are:

  • Research and development in the social sciences and humanities
  • Management, scientific and technical consulting services
  • Federal government, excluding postal service
  • State and local government, excluding education and hospitals
  • Engineering services

Anthropologists and archaeologists work in the following areas:

  • Research organizations
  • Government
  • Consulting firms
  • Cultural resource management (CRM) firms
  • Museums

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Anthropologists and Archeologists.

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